Utility Services Specialist

Company Name: The City of Tacoma
Phone Number: (253) 502-8649
City: Taocma
State/Provence: Washington
Zip: 98409
Job Title: Utility Services Specialist
Number of Openings: 1
Position Type: Power Supply
Posting Start Date: August 30, 2016
Salary: $35.74 - $47.90
Salary Per: Per Hour
Work Time: 40
Work Time Type: Hours

A Utility Services Specialist acts in a lead role on assigned projects and performs a variety of technical office and field work involving new and updated services and project coordination for Tacoma Power or Tacoma Water.

A Utility Services Specialist is responsible for complex technical work on service installations and projects, as assigned. Work entails responsibility for aspects of design, consultation, estimation and technical direction.  Work includes numerous contacts with contractors, engineers, technical staff, other divisions, departments and outside organizations.

Coordinate and prepare layouts and estimates for services, projects and related activities from pre-established construction standards. Apply design specifications and standards to assigned projects.

Perform and participate in the preparation of service and plat layouts, feeder or main extensions, and cost estimates.  Determine types and locations of field installed materials and equipment; schedule and assign work to assure completion of projects according to established time lines.

May train and supervise assigned personnel; coordinate, assign and review work; assist in the selection and evaluation of personnel.
Responsible for planning, coordinating and directing the activities of their respective groups and/or assigned work areas.

Coordinate communication and projects with other City departments and personnel, governmental and private agencies, consultants, architects, contractors, vendors and the general public.

Compile and analyze statistical and technical information and data; prepare reports concerning projects and related activities.

Oversee and participate in construction inspections and review plans and projects to assure compliance with applicable codes, ordinances and regulations. Drive to project sites; perform staking, review and coordination of work.

Serve as City and departmental representative at various meetings, conferences and on committees as required.

Prepare and administer contracts, such as construction contracts, as necessary to complete projects.
Review and provide recommendations concerning local codes, regulations, policies and ordinances as directed.

Respond to questions and complaints from the public and provide technical information related to codes, ordinances, regulations, policies and projects.
Operate a variety of office equipment and machines, such as a computer.

Experience Required:

An equivalent combination to graduation from a two year program in engineering design, construction or related field, and five years increasingly responsible experience in the preparation and coordination of construction projects and staff.

Employees in this classification may be expected to complete the Northwest Public Power Association (NWPPA) Staking Technician certification.

Valid Driver License at time of application with maintenance thereafter.  Employees must be able to pass background check and may be required to obtain Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) card.

Office, field and construction site environment includes working indoors and outdoors, working in inclement weather; subject to driving to construction sites and working around congested traffic areas; subject to noise and fumes from heavy construction equipment; requires traversing varying, loose and uneven terrain

  • Principles and practices of supervision and training
  • Technical aspects of field of specialty
  • Applicable laws, codes, regulations, policies and procedures
  • Oral and written communication skills
  • Interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy
  • Correct English usage, grammar, spelling, punctuation and vocabulary
How to Apply:

All interested individuals should apply online and attach a resume and cover letter that includes major responsibilities and accomplishments related to the position.

Posting End Date: September 19, 2016